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Old 07-24-2006, 07:31 AM   #11
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Maybe I need to start buying things online.

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Maybe I need to start buying things online.
Unless it's an emergency, I buy everthing online. $28-30 for the saltmaster's test kit vs. $13 at drs is a much better deal, for me.

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I have been useing marinedepot.com for most of my equipment. Haven"t had any problems.. http://www.marinedepot.com/homepage.asp
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I love buying online... most times you save 30-50% even with the shipping prices. My favorite place is www.petsolutions.com... i have ordered from them for years. Bigals kind of scares me.. . the site sometimes has broken parts and when i order from them i get stuff in boxes that dont match the product. Petsolutions sends out catologs and all of their stuff is brand new in the right boxes. And if you keep a close watch you can sometimes get free shipping.
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I've found that Big Al's has better prices, but Foster and Smith has better shipping (they don't charge extra for heavy items like salt), so if you need to buy something heavy, it'll be cheaper at F&S than Big Al's.

I bought my tank, stand and canopy on Ebay, and had great luck (55 gal with sedona stand and canopy wired with sockets for 4 96 watt PCs) for $250! Craigslist has some good deals too. You just have to be patient and wait for the right item.

I buy livestock and food from my LFS, and bring them plant clippings for store credit. Occasionally I'll buy something else there if I need it in a big hurry.

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